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The Best Dining Room Table EVER

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I’m excited to share with you the best dining room table EVER. It is in the MOST BEAUTIFUL, MOST FANCIFUL, MOST FUNCTIONAL room in the House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House that I toured last week! Let me show you all the yummy bits of Chenalt James’ design: How do you turn the least-used room […]

Top 5 Design Trends – House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House

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This week I was invited to attend an invite-only media preview of the 2019 House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House, which is featured in the November issue of the magazine. These kind of showhouses are so inspirational, and I’m dying to share the top trends I saw there! I took soooo many photos, y’all. I […]

Last Minute Shopping: My 10 Favorite Design Books and Magazines

If you are like me, you are tripping over yourself trying to finish up your shopping for the holidays.  I’m hoping that I can give you just a little more help before your time runs out!  Over the last few years, I have appreciated how easy it is to order gift items online – particularly […]

America’s Favorite Paint Colors

Have you noticed lately that all the big shelter magazines are flooded with content about COLOR?  Specifically, PAINT COLOR.  The latest issue of House Beautiful featured a survey that asked thousands of readers and several hundred interior designers and design bloggers about their favorite (and least favorite) paint colors. Photo by Matt Barker for The […]

House Beautiful’s Top Kitchen Design Mistakes

I recently read House Beautiful‘s Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes, and for the most part I agree with their list! Joan Schlinder One that made the list was not taking your cabinets to the ceiling.  Leaving a space above the cabinetry typically results  in a breeding ground for faux ivy covered in dust.  Am I wrong? […]

Waiting for a Winner in the Green Room

Finally, a few gorgeous Spring days here in Nashville in a row!  To celebrate Spring and St. Patrick’s Day, I want to share a few fun green rooms I found in House Beautiful.  I ADORE this pea green kitchen – what a fun way to wallpaper a ceiling! House Beautiful     This sunroom is […]

Colorful Beach House

I can’t help but think about the beach this time of year.  Or anytime of year, actually.  I found this article in House Beautiful with the most amazing photos of a beach house with lots of unapologetic color.  It makes me so happy, I just had to share it with you!

Guest Blog: Feathering Your Nest, Literally

As I am presently in northern Kentucky visiting with my parents-in-law, it is my pleasure to introduce my special guest blogger today:  Jamie Justice Yost.   She reads my blog religiously and takes it very seriously.   And literally.   If parody is the sincerest form of flattery, I’ve got it made.  Read on for Jamie’s unique take […]

Heart and Soul

I just finished a lovely little decorating book:  House Beautiful’s The Finishing Touch – Details That Make a Room Beautiful.   The writer often stops to ask designers what they think on given design subjects.  What gives  a room Heart and Soul?  Let’s see what these designers had to say about it: “Family photographs, a dog, […]